Lynn Rogers is a former high school biology and Spanish teacher. She is a Washington County Master Gardener, a garden writer and a singer in her church choir. She is a proponent of organic gardening and is a plant collector.
 

 

Earliest Blooms on Flowering Apricot
by Lynn Rogers - posted 12/27/12

Usually our flowering apricot buds and blooms repeatedly late January and in February. Today, December 27, 2012, is the earliest date I have recorded for it to bloom. It is the cultivar ‘Peggy Clarke’ of Prunus mume. Apparently it has been blooming for several days because my husband, Jerry, asked me if I’d see the blooms. They were probably open on Christmas!

The bottom picture was taken on January 20, 2012 on a sunnier day.


Prunus mume ‘Peggy Clarke’ with open blooms in late December.

 

 

 

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